Things I No Longer Think Or Worry About

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Very Well-Known Member
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    Real Estate taxes, Income taxes,Mortgage payments. Savings/Investments,Rates of return,Increasing income, Sales Quotas, daughter's life, Travel Plans, Foreign $$ Exchange Rates, keeping clients satisfied.
     
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    Lucky you! I still worry about at least three of those.
     
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    My only recurring worry is dying in my little apartment and not being discovered for several months.

    Instead of worrying, I should be thankful that I won't be the one to find me!

    “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere”
    – Erma Bombeck
     
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    Though there are a myriad of things that I may think and dwell upon, there’s nothing that I am particularly anxious about. Some things I can control by thinking things through, some things I can’t so why worry?
    There’s an old Jewish saying which goes something like: “ If the world were to be flooded with water, we either drown or learn to breath under water. “

    The chief relevancy that time provides is that whilst the happenings of the present might provide some insight into the future, it does not dictate the future. -Bobby
     
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    Actually, that's exactly where my wife's mother died. She did have some heart problems, but didn't want to give up her small apartment. She collapsed on the floor by her bedroom and was found there by a friend who had a key to her apartment. Her friend had called her, but nobody answered and the friend kept calling. The friend knew she should have been home. She died in late morning and was found by the friend early that afternoon.
     
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    I hope that I can be so lucky!!!

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    I don't worry about anything financial but do worry about health, not just mine but that of my entire family.
     
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    I saw something on an ad or movie some time ago which had an older lady who was worried that her offspring might have her funeral on a Saturday or Sunday.
    She stated that funerals cost more on weekends and she didn’t want to spend the extra hundred dollars.

     
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    Well, many of us worry about finances, especially those that aren't on a monthly good Pension/SS and have a descent savings. Those that still drive, vehicle repairs. Those that own homes, maintenance and repairs. Health and medication costs.

    Heck, even those that have good finances still have to worry about some-to-all of those things.

    Than there are those that can have a REALLY enjoyable retirement, like going on cruises, traveling or simply sitting back (with a cup of coffee or hot coco) and watching the snow fall (if you live in a snow area) from a nice/cozy/warm living room.
     
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    I do like and respect your viewpoint Frank but truthfully, no one has to worry about such things but rather some choose to worry about those things.
    Now, it is a given that there are some people whose mental make-up is based in part on having constant anxiety about one thing or the other and it's unhealthy to say the very least and they, for whatever psychological reasons, feel that they cannot help it. Okay, but that isn't me.

    If I live today, I live and if not, so be it. If I want something, I pay for it but if I do not have the money, I go without. Bills have to be paid, so pay them. Worrying about something will not solve a problem but doing something about the problem will. :)
     
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    Lack of finances aka, money, can give many anxiety. For retirement, I think we all want to have some fun, travel, have/keep good health, buy things we both need and want and live as comfortable as possible.
     
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    Yes, that’s very true.
    It is well noted that there are some people who will fear and worry about the lion outside their door and others who will open the door, kill the lion then eat it.
     
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    Sometimes if you just ignore the lion he will get bored and go away.
     
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    Was just going to do a "Like", but really LOL and say "your right".
     
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    I am not as financially well off as @Lon Tanner but I have enough to get by. If I had a lot of money, I'd probably worry that somebody would try to steal it or cheat me out of it. I don't have to worry about a member of my family being kidnapped for ransom. My health is good so I don't have to worry overly much about that. Right now, I can't think of anything I am worried about except what size turkey to buy for Thanksgiving two weeks from today. I am a very lucky lady.
     
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